TOR - Baselines Spatial Planning

8th February 2011
Re: provision of impact evaluation baseline services
The Forestry and Beekeeping Division working in partnership with the WWF Tanzania
Country Office has been granted funding by UNDP-GEF over a period of 4 years to
facilitate the conservation of the eastern African coastal forests in Tanzania. The project
will focus on the coastal forests of southern Tanzania and Zanzibar, but will also assist
FBD to enhance the network of protected areas across the coastal Districts of Tanzania.
Service providers are requested to work with FBD and WWF to deliver baseline spatial
planning data to identify potential corridors and locations for new protected forests (from
the village to national level reserves) in the coastal forest areas in southern Tanzania
(Lindi, Rufiji and Kilwa districts) and Zanzibar.
Potential service providers are requested to provide by the 17th February the following
1) A 3-5 page long proposal that sets out the project idea based around the
background report
2) A summary budget for the work
3) A list of the relevant experts who would be involved in the work, and copies of
their CVs as possible within the timescale.
The Terms of Reference for the work is attached.
The current situation analysis report for the project is attached.
WWF will then review the proposals together with representatives of FBD and DCCFF
and decide on the successful applicant, who will then be contacted and formal plans for
conducting the work will be put in place.
We look forward to hearing from you
Peter Sumbi, Acting Project Manager
ToR for corridor identification / spatial planning in southern
Tanzania and Zanzibar
UNDP GEF has committed $3.5 million to improving the conservation of the coastal
forests of Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. Field action will focus on Zanzibar (Unguja
and Pemba) and southern Tanzania (Lindi, Kilwa and Rufiji districts).
This overall project aims to assess and improve the protected area network of the
coastal districts, with a focus on southern Tanzania and Zanzibar.
This Terms of Reference outlines the work required to prepare a series of maps and an
outline spatial plan that indicates areas of potential forest connectivity between existing
reserves. This work will further guide the implementation of the projects work on
developing protected area networks for the remaining 4 years of project operation.
Consultancy tasks
A service provider is required to undertake the following pieces of work:
To update within a GIS system, existing GIS data on forest cover, protected
areas, drivers and threats, social values, biodiversity values, carbon values, and
other costs and benefits of conservation in the coastal area.
To utilise simple conservation planning tools to identify where the best
opportunities lie for enhancing the protected status for the coastal forests of
Tanzania. This would include defining the potential location of corridors, village
land forest reserves, wildlife management areas, or any proposed changes of
status for existing Forest Reserves (for example selecting one new Nature
Reserve) across the focal areas in southern Tanzania.
Within WWF this work will link to the M&E work of the Coastal East Africa Programme.
It is important that the conservation planning work links to past efforts, in particular the
CEPF-funded work that was undertaken between 2004 to date.
Service provider
The service provider should have a proven track record within Tanzania on working in
the coastal forests, especially within southern Tanzania, and in undertaking protected
area spatial conservation planning and linking the results to conservation action on the
Time scale
This activity will be carried out from June to December 2011.
$35,000 for spatial planning